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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Jan 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00

 
Pros: The image quality is excellent--tack sharp with good color and contrast.
Cons:
You're lucky if it focuses where you want it to focus.

I would have given this lens a completely different review if 20 percent of my photos not in focus, were in focus. I have had iot back to Canon three times and it is still not right. It is now a paperweight and I would never sell it on eBay for fear my rating would decline. Too bad because when it works it works well. I may have a bad copy--a lemon--but others have the same complaint about this lens.

 
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

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Review Date: Jan 22, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: This is a great lens and it replaced my 24-70L. Good color and the pictures and focus seem always right on the money. I use it primarily on the Mark 1DII but occassionally on the 5D and 20D. Never any issues. Good contrast and the bottom line is it produces great photographs.
Cons:
2.8 would have made this a fantastic lens. Even with the hood you can get really bad flare. You can send it in for the problem; I never bothered because it's not frequent.

I am a wedding photographer and this lens is a workhorse for me--my "money lens" if you will. If you don't need the speed this is a great lens.